BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct.11
As much as 3.44 million tons of cargo were shipped through the Turkish port of Bandirma in the first 8 months of 2021, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey told Trend.
According to the ministry, ships flying the flag of Turkey transported 241,823 tons of cargo through the port of Bandirma, while ships flying the flags of other countries – over 3.2 million tons.
"No cargo was moved in transit through Bandirma port in the reporting period," the ministry said.
Totally, the ports of Turkey handled 253.4 million tons of cargo from January through August 2021.
During this period, cargo transportation by ships flying the flag of Turkey through domestic ports amounted to 20.1 million tons.
"At the same time, cargo transportation through Turkish ports by ships flying the flags of other countries amounted to 233.2 million tons," the ministry said.
In addition, during the specified period, Turkish ports handled 50.2 million tons of cargo in transit, said the ministry.
Reportedly, in August 2021, the ports of Turkey as a whole handled 33.9 million tons of goods.
In the 8th month of this year, cargo transportation through domestic ports by ships flying the Turkish flag amounted to 2.57 million tons, while by ships flying the flags of other countries – 31.3 million tons. In his month Turkish ports handled 6.27 million tons of transit cargo.